How to extend your Windows trial period?


For an IT Professional, you need to test all new lunched Windows on Virtual Machine.

But the sick is we only got limit trial period and we still need more period to test new Systckem thoroughly.

So, we need to extend our Trial Period.

Below is how to extend your Trial Period of your new Windows.

့Here I show with Windows Server 2012.

First, Run the Command Prompt as an Administrator (this is important step to run as Administrator).

Please run the following 3 command in Command Prompt Windows,

- slmgr.vbs -dli or slmgr /dli (To check the current license information of Windows )
- slmgr.vbs -dlv or slmgr /dlv (To check the detailed information of the current license type)
- slmgr.vbs -rearm or slmgr /rearm (To re-activate the license of Windows)

Then restart the Windows and re-activate the trial license to extend.

Some windows are no need Activation Key and you will see it's already extend Trial Period.





But one thing you need to take note that is you need to do the above method before Trial Period over.

May you all be happy.
(Be knowledgeable, pass it on then)

What will you do if your Outlook not sync with your Google Apps after turn on 2-step verification?


Today I've to resolve one issue for user that Company used Outlook sync with Google Apps unable to Send/Receive in outlook.

Outlook keep prompting to key in username and password for POP/SMTP server login.

I'd key in the password many times that give by affected user but not login successful.

I asked user to ensure the password is correct or not. User answer then that she change her Google Mail Login to 2-step verification for good security at last week.

That's the answer!

If you have already used Outlook, you will not be able to receive emails after enabling the 2-step verification feature.
That is because you added 1 more password layer and Outlook or other email clients can’t ask for verification codes now.
So, to make it work properly, you will need to create an application-specific password and use it in place of your normal password.

Here is the steps to generate the application-specific password for Outlook.

Visit to below link and login with your google username and password.

https://www.google.com/accounts/IssuedAuthSubTokens

Click Generate Password if you see the page shown below (take note the below picture is only portion of whole page)



Copy the password appears in Field and update in Outlook.

Bravo! Your Outlook back to work.

May you all be happy.
(Be knowledgeable, pass it on then)